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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
  • having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"

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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

In medicine a chronic disease or condition is one that takes a long time to heal (or go away), or one that comes again. Many chronic diseases require special treatment, as this has to be done for a long time.Chronic disease can even last for a lifetime.

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* It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. - Eric Hoffer

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Chronic Sample Sentences in News

  • How to manage a chronic condition in the workplace
    Having a chronic condition can be painful and limiting, not to mention extremely pricey. That expense only gets worse if you lose your job— and possibly your health insurance— as a result of your condition. Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Canadians with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease lack confidence with inhaler: 6 in 10 report challenges
    COMBIVENT ® Respimat ® and SPIRIVA ® Respimat ®  Inhalers, the first in a new class of inhalers now approved in Canada , aim to address challenges In a recent survey of COPD patients who use an inhaler, ... Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Novartis announces FDA approval for JadenuTM to simplify treatment administration for patients with chronic iron ...
    Jadenu (deferasirox), a new formulation of Exjade (deferasirox), is the only once-daily oral tablet for iron chelation   Jadenu, taken with or without food, simplifies daily treatment administration for ... Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'

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